Everything you need to know about CBD flower
Medical marijuana users are well acquainted with cannabidiol (popularly called CBD)-the chief non-intoxicating compound of cannabis, offering multiple health benefits. CBD originates from the same cannabis plant (Indica or Sativa strain) that yields the psychotropic compound THC that stoners crave for. CBD oil, extracted from hemp , had taken the industrial hemp industry by storm several decades back.
However, CBD flower, comparatively speaking, is a newcomer but is already making its effect felt in the market for cannabis. What exactly is CBD flower? We will explore CBD flower in this article along with its applications as well as benefits.
Stoners will be pleasantly surprised to learn that CBD flower could give them the same intense high which THC offers minus the strong paranoiac or hallucinogenic effects. Cannabis flowers and buds loaded with CBD can help alleviate arthritic pain, tone down hangovers, reduce anxiety levels and a plethora of other benefits.
Hemp flowers are either grown for the highest quality in small boutique style batches or commercially to yield CBD a bit less quality flowers and for biomass. The CBD flower is basically the bud of the cannabis plant, replete with the highest level of terpenes and cannabinoids that are also in CBD oil at lower levels because of the extraction process. CBD flower enable you to unwind and calm down without making you overly high, unlike THC sourced from Sativa or Indica strains.
Those who feel disoriented and inordinately restless after an extensive thc smoking session can use CBD flower for the restoration of normalcy. A good number of marijuana growers choose to farm cannabis strains which yield a good concentration of CBD for therapeutic benefits. The high cannabidiol levels in CBD flower balance and temper the faint psychoactive effects of THC present in low concentration.
CBD oil, in sharp contrast, is obtained after CBD extracts are subjected to a sophisticated extraction (CO2 extraction) technique. Sometimes, CBD oil is refined or condensed further to make it more purified in order to produce other products. The CO2 or ethanol extraction method takes out a few inherent cannabinoids from CBD oils.
On the other hand, CBD flower is clipped from hemp stalks directly and is not made to go through any intricate purification or distillation process.
Can You Get a High form CBD Flowers?
Industrial hemp, regardless of the strain or variety, always contains THC in very low concentration. The THC level or proportion in a hemp strain is just not sufficient to cause the mind-altering highs which stoners rave about. The CBD flower buds come equipped with a good concentration of cannabidiol and other beneficial cannabinoids, the chemical compounds that have several potential health benefits.
CBD oils and CBD extracts have been trendy for many years now helping many people. You’ll come across CBD tablets and capsules, lotions, salves, unguents, coffees, toffees, vaporizers, gummies, and many other products. But CBD flower is something you may not have heard of as it is a late entrant.
CBD flowers at a minimum have 10% CBD but contain lower than 0.3% THC. For getting a robust high, the THC percentage of 0.3% is far too insufficient. Sales of CBD flowers are rising continuously in almost all the fifty states of the USA, and for good reasons.
CBD flower almost resembles the THC-rich verities of Cannabis Indica or Sativa in terms of flavor, smell, and appearance. Demand for CBD-heavy hemp flowers tends to be high in those states where cannabis strains with high THC content are still illegal.
How to Use CBD Flower?
When it comes to making the most of CBD flowers, toking is the preferred method of consumption. Smoking CBD flower is popular with those especially stoners who wish to get relief but without going overboard. Simply put CBD flowers are the best bet for users who prefer to relax during a smoking session without feeling confused or lost.
Some stoners go for cigarillos, pre-rolled joints, and cigarettes while others simply purchase the buds for toking as per their convenience. Using CBD flower in the above ways may not be beneficial from the perspective of health as smoking inflames the lungs but certainly better than smoking tobacco and there are other methods of consuming flower like vaping that is supposed to be much better on your lungs. Bear in mind that the FDA (United States Food and Drug Administration) has not vetted and sanctioned CBD flower for therapeutic use but those who use it swear by its incredible benefits.
So, if you’re thinking of using CBD flower for dealing with a health issue, you’re recommended to consult your physician.
The Legality of CBD Flower
Hemp strains containing THC lower than 0.3% (dry weight) is legal in the US. So it follows that CBD flowers nipped from hemp are licit as well. The 2018 Farm Bill promulgated of late, federally authorized the large-scale cultivation of hemp for commercial purposes. Hence the legislation, in essence also made it lawful to use hemp flowers.
Benefits of CBD Flower
Emphasizing on the beneficial aspects of CBD flower, it is as useful and versatile as CBD oil. You can take advantage of CBD flowers for dealing with anxiety disorder, sleeplessness, chronic pain, epileptic seizure, and many other health issues. Though the health benefits of CBD flower are yet to be substantiated by scientific studies and trials, many researchers have found evidence that CBD could benefit in the following ways:-
- Sedative or anesthetic effects could help ease stress and tension
- Possible neuroprotective attributes could help in preventing the incidence of neurodegenerative diseases
- Anti-inflammatory properties help in assuaging the pain
However, do not take it for granted simply smoking hemp flowers will prevent the occurrence of diseases or help treat any existing illness. Moreover, toking CBD flowers is not at all a healthy way to reap the benefits of cannabidiol. Make sure you get in touch with a doctor or general practitioner before you get started on CBD flowers.
How to Source CBD Flower?
Finding original and high quality CBD flowers could be a challenging task, especially for first-time buyers. You could mistake marijuana for hemp flowers as both appear nearly the same. You can look for CBD flowers in apothecaries and dispensaries in states that have legalized its use.
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